Nitrogen is essential for crop growth. That reality has led to intensive crop fertilization using nitrogen fixed through the Haber-Bosch process, which has energy costs in production and transport. At the same time there are well known examples of nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with plants, as well as some that colonize within the plant itself. Can these naturally occurring bacteria actually be used within the plant to assist in the nitrogen fixation process? Nolan Berg joins the podcast from Azotics, a company with a pioneer product. This bacterial strain lives within the plant, fixing nitrogen and limiting the need for exogenous application. Visit the Azotic North America website here. Follow Azotic North America on Twitter: @AzoticNA The views and opinions of this podcast do not necessarily those of the University of Florida, its faculty or students, and it is produced entirely separately from the university with all funding provided personally by Kevin Folta # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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